Situated among the rolling hills of a Norwegian pasture, the Villa Tjelta uses the landscape to its advantage. The home is made up of two structures. Nestled between the slopes, the terrain defines an outdoor courtyard, sheltering it from the harsh winds. Its exterior echoes the agricultural heritage of the surrounding countryside with a weathered Corten steel facade, reminiscent of a rusted plow. Internally, a warm ash veneer lines the walls and ceilings. The singular material creates a modern, minimalist palette that contrasts the agrarian scenery that's displayed by continuous rows of glazed panels.
Photos: Knut Folstad / Hoem + Folstad Arkitekter